The Kansas City Chiefs are not expected to take a quarterback with the first-overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. In fact, some NFL general managers believe that there is a chance no quarterback will be selected in the first round, but that won’t stop the team from looking to address the position during free agency.
One of the potential and most likely targets for the Chiefs is San Francisco 49ers signal-caller Alex Smith.
Per Yahoo Sports’ Jason Cole, the Chiefs “appear to be the most interested team” in Smith.
If the Chiefs are looking to trade for the 49ers backup, it is believed that he could be had for as little as a fourth-round pick. That would be a reasonable asking price for a veteran quarterback who was having the best season of his career in a year where there is no elite signal-caller.
The Arizona Cardinals are one of the other team’s interested in Smith’s services, but they are currently looking to restructure Kevin Kolb’s contract which means Smith is not the team’s priority.
This latest bit of news could mean that the Chiefs have the inside track to land the veteran quarterback.